Boracay’s Iconic Café del Sol Gets a Makeover After 20 Years

Filipinos are big fans of coffee, so much so that we have a culture for it. We flock to our cafés down the street, in small alleyways, and get Americanos for takeout. We meet our friends in big-city cafés in posh areas for brunch. We make stopovers when we travel in the provinces and appreciate the café’s native interiors, overlooking scenic views. We rush to cafés in tight kiosks with people buzzing in lines. One thing’s for sure, we love our cafés by the beach, where the waves endlessly kiss the shores and the cool winds caress our skin. There’s nothing like sipping on an ice-cold latte with the bluest views of the crystal seas. Perhaps this is one of the factors contributing to Cafè del Sol’s celebrated longevity, on top of the good service and great offerings they cater to their patrons and customers.

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Cafe del Sol gets a makeover at D’Mall, Boracay Island

Proudly being the first modern, full-service coffee shop to open in Boracay Island, Philippines back in 2003, the popular island café is the brainchild of entrepreneur Juan Elizalde and chef Paolo Occhionero. It started out as a cozy beach-front coffee shop, where locals and tourists from all over the world get to enjoy mouth-watering paninis, thirst-quenching ice-blended frappes and fresh fruit juices, and of course, their delectable selection of cakes, pastries, and bread. Their classic Mango Cheesecake easily gained a cult following, while their Italian espressos paired with their breakfast plates have been a big go-to for early birds who want to enjoy the island’s morning sun.

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From breakfast to dessert, Cafe del Sol’s menu is sure to satisfy cravings. Photo by Rex Mercado

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From breakfast to dessert, Cafe del Sol’s menu is sure to satisfy cravings. Photo by Rex Mercado

Now, on their 20th anniversary, Café del Sol excitingly launches a bigger, better, and brighter island coffee shop with their recent renovation and makeover. The interiors are updated and refreshed for a more stylish look. The second floor is also redeveloped with an expansive space that can hold private functions and parties, good for special events up to 50 pax, with gorgeous views of the world-famous Boracay beach and sunsets. To give more food options to diners, customers are also honored to cross-order from Aria Cucina Italiana, another brainchild restaurant of Elizalde and Occhionero, where authentic Italian pizzas, pasta, and gelatos are offered, just across the café.

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Cafe del Sol has been serving Boracay mouth-watering cakes, coffee, and full-on meals for over 2 decades.

“We are beyond thrilled and grateful for the 20 strong years our patrons and traveling diners have given us. We continue to uphold the café to the strictest standards when it comes to food and drinks, so we can ensure customer satisfaction every time they choose to visit us”, shared Ernie Casas, COO of Boracay Entertainment Resources Incorporated, the company that carries the brand. “We look forward to serving our future customers in our much-improved café, with the same heart for warm Filipino service and delicious coffees and meals.”

In an age where a lot of aesthetics are considered when it comes to selecting cafés, Café del Sol is a strong contender as the ultimate original in Boracay’s coffee shop scene. On top of Instagram-worthy views are the high-quality food and drinks they offer, because they know that a delicious menu, matched with excellent service, is what truly makes a café stand tall, even after two long decades in the industry.

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Visit Café del Sol’s recently renovated and refreshed space at beach front, Station 2, D’Mall, Boracay Island, Philippines.

Open daily from 7 AM to 12 midnight. Delivery available via hotlines: +63 998 482 8490 or +63 926 084 6859

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